Gary Burton

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by Gary Burton

Biography

23 January 1943, Anderson, Indiana, USA. After teaching himself to play piano Burton studied music formally before switching to the vibraphone. In 1960 he recorded with Hank Garland, a country guitarist, but then moved into jazz with a two-year stint at Berklee College Of Music, where he began an important musical association with Mike Gibbs. In 1963 he became a member of George Shearing’s group, following this with two years with Stan Getz. Later in the 60s, Burton formed his own small... Read more

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jazz
vibraphone
instrumental
jazz vibraphone
vibes
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